3COM 3C905C(X) and Scyld

William Park parkw at better.net
Fri Mar 23 06:23:49 PST 2001

On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 09:10:57AM +1100, Omar Kilani wrote:
> Hello,
> I have set up a cluster of 8 1.2 Ghz Athlons, each one has a 3COM
> 3C905CX.  The problem is that, with the 3c59x.o module, the cards do
> not recieve any data.  This is described in Beowulf digest, Vol 1
> #274.  So I am using the 3COM supplied 3c90x.o module, which recieves
> data, but theres one problem: When I boot a node, the driver is
> reported as inserted 'boot: installing module '3c90x', I see a 3COM
> message telling me the card has been found, and then the RARP process
> takes place, in which, the node recieves an IP address. After this,
> the machine hangs with:
> SIOCSFFLAGS: No such device
> On the screen.  I cannot go past this point.  Please advise.
> Best Regards, Omar Kilani

I presume you're talking about 2.2.x kernel, since 2.4.2 works with
3c905CX.  I had the same problem with 3c59x-2.2.16/18.  Try Andrew
Morton's 3c59x-2.2.19pre11 <http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/> or

:wq --William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, Linux/Python, 8 CPUs.

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